Indiana: One Pint at a Time; A Traveler’s Guide to Indiana’s Breweries explores the history and living artisanal culture of the state’s long, vibrant brewing tradition. Using regional, ethnic, and commercial lens, the text depicts the early–nineteenth–century origins of Indiana’s commercial breweries, through the early–twentieth–century heyday when forty–one Hoosier breweries hustled beer, to the mid–twentieth–century consolidation and decline.
The book focuses on Indiana brewing’s remarkable post–1989 renaissance. Today more than thirty breweries produce award–winning craft microbrews across the state. Indiana: One Pint at a Time provides a travel guide to these craft breweries, interweaving their stories with Indiana architecture, ethnicity, and regional specificity, connecting the dynamics of today with the luster of the past.
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Douglas A. Wissing is a Bloomington–based independent journalist and author. A descendant of nineteenth–century Indiana–German brewers, he has written two guidebooks to Indiana, including Globe–Pequot’s Scenic Driving Indiana, and has published articles on travel, culture, food, and beverages with the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Independent on Sunday (UK), Forbes Life, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Saveur, American Way, ARTnews, and Salon.com. Beyond his work in Tibet that culminated in Pioneer in Tibet (Palgrave/Macmillian), the story of Dr. Albert Shelton, the famous early–twentieth–century Hoosier explorer of Tibet, Wissing has reported widely on the war in Afghanistan, including radio work for BBC and and the Indiana NPR network.
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